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06 Jan 2014

Euro zone companies enjoy strong finish to 2013

Businesses across the euro zone enjoyed a strong finish to 2013 as almost two years of job cuts came to an end last month, according to business surveys today.

03 Jan 2014

Low inflation means low interest rates for 2014 and beyond

In the mid-1930s, consumer prices in Ireland were lower than they had been at independence in 1922. That period of deflation largely coincided with the Great

02 Jan 2014

SMEs generally optimistic about 2014 – ISME survey

Small and medium-sized businesses are generally optimistic about the year ahead, according to the association representing the sector.

19 Dec 2013

Frank Ryan named as IDA Ireland chairman

Frank Ryan has been appointed as the Chairperson designate of the board of IDA Ireland.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, announced the appointment today.

19 Dec 2013

European Union moves towards banking union with blueprint for failing lenders

European finance ministers have agreed on a broad blueprint for a banking union to close failing banks, before they can damage the wider economy.

18 Dec 2013

Euro zone ministers make progress on banking union

Euro zone finance ministers have made progress on some details of a plan to close banks, paving the way for completion of a banking union that is to restore confidence in the financial sector and boost growth.

18 Dec 2013

ESRI predicts boost in GNP growth next year

The Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy, measured by GNP, will grow by 2% this year and forecasts growth of 2.7% next year.

16 Dec 2013

Ibec calls for ambitious post-bailout growth strategy

Business group Ibec has said the economy will grow by close to 3% next year, driven by a rebound in the domestic economy and a pickup in exports.

16 Dec 2013

Country moving in right direction – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has addressed the nation as the three-year bailout loan programme comes to an end.

12 Dec 2013

Taoiseach to address nation over bailout exit

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to give a national televised address on Sunday night to coincide with Ireland’s exit from the bailout programme.